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Better Together. Inter-Professional Collaboration: Simulating Partnership Working in the Built Environment. Anne Oxley - Sheffield Hallam University Paul Swann - Kingston University 2nd September 2002. http://www.bettertogether.ac.uk. Main focus of work.

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Better together

Better Together

Inter-Professional Collaboration:

Simulating Partnership Working

in the

Built Environment

Anne Oxley - Sheffield Hallam University

Paul Swann - Kingston University

2nd September 2002

http://www.bettertogether.ac.uk


Main focus of work

Main focus of work

  • Inter-professional (IP) agendas

  • What’s already happening elsewhere

  • Benefits and issues of IP learning & working

  • Influencing the professional bodies

  • Inter-professional skills and knowledge


Widening the discussion

Widening the discussion

  • new insights

  • avoid duplication

  • share experience

  • support/challenge our findings on IPE

  • look for future collaboration/funding

  • joint publication


Working definitions

Working definitions

  • 1. Inter-Professionality

    • Where a relationship exists between two or more professions (e.g. Planning and Surveying) with some notion of reciprocity.

  • 2. Inter-Professional Education

    • A learning process in which different professionals learn from and about each other in order to develop collaborative practice.


Inter professional skills knowledge

Inter-Professional skills & knowledge

1. Inter-Professional understanding

2. Communication

3. Joint project working

4. Enthusiasm/flair

5. Technical knowledge

6. Management skills

7. Team working

8. Willingness to learn

9. Leadership skills

10. Critical thinking

  • Source: Project Milestone 1 Report


Barriers to inter professional working

Barriers to Inter-Professional Working

  • Respondents cited:

    • professional territory

    • organisational structures

    • attitudes & stereotypical views

    • issues of power and control

    • lack of communication

    • poor subject management

    • resource constraints

    • lack of sharing good practice

    • lack of staff development opportunities

      • Source: Project Milestone 1 Report


Some generic issues

Some generic issues

  • organisational structures

  • staff attitudes

  • assessment

  • facilities management

  • positive engagement with students

  • cost of moving to a more inter-professional educational portfolio

  • benefits

  • influence of professional bodies

  • levels of delivery


Built environment specific issues

Built environment specific issues?

  • professional identity

  • traditional cultures

  • gender

  • collaborative partnerships

  • changing employment practice

  • drivers

  • legislation

  • role of the professional bodies


Some questions

Some Questions

  • Which of these issues are common to your subject area?

  • Can we develop inter-professional education in amore generic way

    or

  • Are we missing something?


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